OUR PRACTICE - TEMPLESTAY SWITZERLAND
Welcome to the templestay Switzerland program. The Honora Zen Monastery is a place for contemplating on the true self through a very simple hermitagelike life-style. Everyone concentrates his consciousness on the given task while working. To work is to cleanse the mind. Work is a opportunity to meditate and become awakened to the real self. A small event in daily life can become an important moment of awareness for one who is in great darkness. Only through your determined and thorough examination of body and mind, worth and harmony can be formed. Life and death are the great matter.
You and everyone with sincere intention is welcome to come and to leave anytime. You are welcome to stay months, weeks, a few days, some hours or just visit to have a coffee as it suits you. The templegates are always open! Check out the schedule for your arrival time.
Life and death are the great matter. Be watchful of your time. All is impermanent and passes swiftly away. Time waits for no one.
Zen Monk M. Reding
In the year 2016 we opened the gates to the public. After ten years of continuous reexamination of the words and actions of the wise and holy Ones in japanese and south-korean zen monasteries, Zen Monk M. Reding founded, in mutual reliance with the clergy and laity, the Insopor Zen Academy in Switzerland in 2014.
He absolved a pilgrimage through Japan (3000 miles) doing traditional almsround as a way of thanks for the ten-year training as a zen monk.
As founder and head monk he is in charge of the Honora Zen monastery in Reichenburg and the Eremita Zen temple in Einsiedeln.
Thank you for helping us to offer a place for meditation and emptiness.
2 hours: free 50 CHF/ day 350 CHF/ week 700 CHF/ month 2500 CHF/ 4 months
Longterm Templestay: from the 5th month free of charge*
> Parttime-Templestay: 600.-/month**
All oblations for the templestay switzerland program are in Swiss Francs (tourist taxes included). Repeaters and children will have a price reduction. The oblations are not refundable! Thank you for your understanding. See our donation site here.
*as staff member
**with own part-time job considered as alms round
Here you can find more information about the ordination as Zen Monk / Zen Nun. For further questions about the Templestay Switzerland contact us at any time via a contact form on the homepage or call. We would be pleased to welcome you in one of our Zen temples. Visit for a cup of coffee, an evening meditation, for a short or long term templestay. The temple gates are always open and the daily routine continues. Examine and share Life & Death with the Zen Nuns and Zen Monks in Switzerland.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email or telephone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.